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  • Playwright

    Emma Donoghue  Marina Carr  Joseph O'Connor (1)  Frank McGuinness  Thomas Kilroy  Éilís Ní Dhuibhne  Hugo Hamilton  Rachel Feehily 

  • Notes

    Commissioned by University College Dublin as part of their Decade of Centenaries commemorations.

  • Synopsis

    Sending out commands, addressing the people, lying in Kilmainham Gaol, saying goodbye, facing the firing squad, being airbrushed out of public view, eight writers bring to life the innermost thoughts of the seven signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, along with Nurse Elizabeth O'Farrell, during the last days of their lives.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    22 April 2016

  • Producer

    Produced by Verdant Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed in Kilmainham Gaol.

Original Cast  
Eamonn Ceannt Ronan Leahy
Thomas Clarke Joe Taylor
Padraig Pearse Peter Gaynor
Elizabeth O'Farrell Barbara Brennan
Thomas MacDonagh Stephen Jones
Joseph Mary Plunkett Shane O'Reilly
Min Ryan (Seán Mac Diarmada) Roseanna Purcell
Young Woman (James Connolly) Lisa Dwyer Hogg
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Producer Donal Shiels
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Sound Terry Heron
Uilleann Pipes Martin Nolan
Production Manager David 'Spud' Murphy
Stage Manager Margarita Corscadden
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Purcell
Assistant Stage Manager Adrian Leake
Production Assistant Kerry Power
Wardrobe Supervisor Jennifer Dwyer
Press/Publicity Conleth Teevan
Music & Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Safety Advisor Tony Killeen
Production Consultant Martin Higgins
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock

Published Scripts

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  • Published By

    UCD Press

  • Address

    UCD Humanities Institute, Room H103
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 716 4680

  • Email


  • Website


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Verdant Productions

  • Address

    133a Capel Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 804 4743

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.